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Sue Fishkoff writes in the JTA about worldwide Limmud which started out 30 years ago in Britain as a conference for professional Jewish educators and has burgeoned into the world’s largest network of gatherings promoting informal Jewish education, and has become a creative and professional hub for presenters, some of whom have become regulars on the Limmud circuit.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2011
In a recent online Hebrew YNET article, Tamar Trebelsi Hadad writes of the discussions held by the Psychological Counseling Service of the Israel Ministry of Education on the relationships between teachers and students on social networks such as Facebook. Alongside the pedagogic and personal benefits attainable by these interactions on social networks, most teachers are not yet aware of the problems which may arise from these ties. In order to make schools more aware of the issues involved, the Counseling Service plans to publish suggested 'dos and don'ts' for use of social networks by teachers.
Updated: Jan. 10, 2011
BBYO's Build a Prayer is an online space where Jews of all ages and backgrounds can connect on a deeply personal level with prayer and Shabbat. Here you can create and customize a Shabbat service in a fun and interactive way that is meaningful for you and your community, and then share that service with your community and all the visitors to the Build a Prayer website.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
Recently, a new Hebrew language social network for Israeli educators, Shluvim, was launched by the MOFET Institute. The network aims to create a virtual meeting place for education professionals, teachers, lecturers, pedagogic mentors, researchers and others. Shluvim will strive to efficiently meet the needs for ongoing knowledge sharing, creation of communal knowledge, professional development and affective development and support between Israeli education professionals. Shluvim aims to provide a platform for teachers and teacher educators to keep professionally informed and in contact with colleagues and developments in the field and thus fostering personal empowerment.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
Social media is making it easier to be Jewish. For a people who have fretted over a loss of identity for generation after generation — especially in America — innovations like Twitter and Facebook are nothing less than, dare we say, a godsend.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2009
Four Israeli students have just launched the world's first web-based hospitality project for Jews, allowing members of the tribe from all over the world to meet online and then stay at each other's homes instead of staying at a hotel. The model of the new website is based on the CouchSurfing Project, the world's largest free, Internet-based, international hospitality exchange network. Jewgether allows travelers to get in touch with people who registered themselves on the site as willing to host Jewish tourists.
Updated: Jun. 30, 2009
The Spring, 2009 issue of Torah at the Center, published by Department of Lifelong Jewish Learning of the Union for Reform Judaism, deals with Technology at the Center. Nearly twenty short articles in the online publication provide multiple perspectives on the virtues and vices of technology in the domain of Jewish learning.
Updated: Apr. 30, 2009